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Sempra Energy Reviews in Los Angeles, CA

6 Reviews
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Pros
  • The work life balance is the most rewarding (in 5 reviews)

  • You can't beat working at the headquarters in downtown San Diego (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • Hard to move up in this company (in 3 reviews)

  • Sempra is a big company so it is easy to get lost in the shuffle (in 3 reviews)

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Slow, conservative, stable company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff Accountant II in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Accountant II in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Sempra Energy

    Pros

    This company is great in that it is very stable. During the economic downturn there were no lay-offs and some employees actually received raises. The benefits package is also great having medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401K, and a defined contribution pension. There is also a yearly bonus which ranges between 10 and 23 percent based on personal performance and company performance.

    Cons

    This company is slow to promote employees. This is compounded by the fact that most employees never leave. Many employees have been with the company for over 20 years. There are also some poor managers within the company. The culture of the company seems to assume that if a person masters an area of expertise they will make a great manager and that is often not the case.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managers should be scroutinized more closely. If there seems to be a high turn-over rate within a department/organization there is probably a leadership problem within that organization. Also, consider soliciting ideas from younger employees in ways to improve the technology utilized by overhead personnel. Many things are done in highly inefficient ways because more senior employees are unwilling to change or are not willing to utilize newer, more productive and efficient technologies.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Paying long...not high

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Software Developer (Contract) in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Contractor - Software Developer (Contract) in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Sempra Energy as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Retirement plan, stability, work flexibility

    Cons

    Low pay, a lot of politics

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start innovating!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Good people, but takes a long time to get anything done

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Sempra Energy full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good people who want to do the right thing, except for the senior managers

    Cons

    takes a long time to get anything done. If you thrive on results, think twice before accepting a HQ job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop punishing people for mistakes where no malice was involved. You have killed creativity and innovation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Not bad based on what I've seen.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Sempra Energy

    Pros

    If you live in San Diego, then this is one of the few corporations that have an HQ there.

    Cons

    Hard to progress as fast as if you worked for financial services/adivising/consulting and then jumped into industry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would say that they are doing an OK job.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Fairness & Respect

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior LOGISTIC Representative in Oxnard, CA
    Current Employee - Senior LOGISTIC Representative in Oxnard, CA

    I have been working at Sempra Energy

    Pros

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    Cons

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    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    TREAT PEOPLE WITH RESPECT AND PAY MORE

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    The motivated need not apply.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Sempra Energy

    Pros

    This is a place where people come to die. If you just want a steady paycheck until the day you retire, then this is the place to be.

    Cons

    1. When I started here in 2006, my new fellow employees made a big deal out of the fact that I have a college degree. Need I say more about the people who work here?
    2. Also, it's a rarity to find a colleague that can speak proper English.
    3. All anyone here can think about is the day they retire.
    4. Hard work, intelligence, and drive is looked upon as a threat and is immediately discouraged.
    5. Since this company is government regulated, the work ethics and culture is identical to that of city workers'.
    6. Working with people who should've been fired a long time ago.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing. I assume this is exactly how they want it to be.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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